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UAE reports 624 new Covid-19 cases, fines several people for violating precautionary measures

The total death toll in the country has risen to 274

UAE government hikes staff capacity at offices to 50% from June 7

Certain categories of people will be exempt from returning to offices and will continue to work remotely

Brent oil rises past $40 as OPEC+ cut extension looks likely

While crude has now doubled from its low in mid-April, the path back to pre-virus levels of oil demand still looks uncertain

Covid-19 impact: Dubai’s Emirates confirms staff layoffs

Airlines across the globe are cutting jobs as the pandemic hit travel demand

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Kuwait will not extend complete curfew beyond May 30

Partial restrictions are expected to remain in place

UAE reports 779 new Covid-19 cases, 5 deaths

Another 325 patients have recovered from the virus too

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Covid-19: UAE reports 822 new cases, total crosses 30,300

The death toll has now reached 248, while the total number of recoveries stands at 15,657

Travel demand may only return to pre-pandemic levels by 2022 – Etihad CCO

Middle East airlines face estimated revenue losses of $24bn this year, according to IATA

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UAE reports 781 additional Covid-19 cases following 35,000 new tests

The death toll from the coronavirus has reached 245 in the UAE

In pics: Eid Al Fitr celebrations across the world

Across the world, governments have urged people to pray at home or follow strict social distancing measures due to Covid-19

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UAE announces 812 new Covid-19 cases, total death toll rises to 244

The total number of coronavirus infections reported in the country now stands at 28,704

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Abu Dhabi offers more bonds to stockpile cash

The fall in oil prices has put a strain on the finances of Middle Eastern energy-producing countries

OPEC chief optimistic that the worst of oil crisis is over

OPEC+ will look at all options when it meets again in June, Mohammad Barkindo said

UAE may merge ministries post-coronavirus – Sheikh Mohammed

The UAE government held a three-day virtual summit to develop a post-virus strategy

Dubai family businesses seek VAT cut and government help to repatriate expat workers

Representatives of family businesses met with Dubai government officials last month

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE registers 783 cases; Saudi reports 1,911 infections

Since the outbreak, the UAE has recorded a total of 19,661 cases

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UAE private sector employers cannot terminate staff infected with Covid-19 – ministry

Those infected with the coronavirus must be granted sick leave in line with the UAE law

BRF’s Sadia commits to 1.4 million meals across the GCC amid Covid-19 concerns

The company has set up a Covid-19 Response Fund worth $1m and has collaborated with government entities and charitable associations to assist regional communities

Message from the top: Ismail Al Hammadi, CEO, Al Ruwad Real Estate

As companies across the GCC tackle the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, regional business leaders reveal insights on what their organisations are doing and offer advice on how to deal with the current crisis

UAE’s Danube Group donates Dhs1m worth of food kits amid virus concerns

Distribution will take place from their warehouse facilities in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman and Ras Al Khaimah

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UAE reports 553 new Covid-19 cases, death toll rises to 174

The total number of cases in the country has risen to 16,793

UAE reports 546 Covid-19 cases, 11 deaths

The Covid-19-related death toll has now risen to 157

Dubai’s F&B outlets say they are losing over Dhs1bn on a monthly basis

The two most significant issues causing negative cashflow problems are rental obligations and employee liability issues, say operators

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Saudi Arabia will enforce Covid-19 lockdown with tough penalties

Anyone who deliberately spreads the virus will be fined SAR500,000 and/or five years in prison

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UAE reports 462 Covid-19 cases; total crosses 15,000

Since the outbreak, 146 people in the UAE have succumbed to the virus

How the coronavirus will help reshape the construction industry 

The post Covid-19 era will face challenges in developing and managing urbanisation, reinforcing the value of investing in sustainable and resilient infrastructure

Virus may force Kuwait Finance and Bahrain’s AUB to reassess merger

Last year, Kuwait Finance House offered to buy Ahli United Bank in an all-share deal that was valued at about $8.8bn

Kuwait’s Jazeera Airways slashes workforce to cut costs on virus

The company has about $100m in cash reserves and isn’t currently talking to banks about financing or seeking government aid

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UAE reports 549 new Covid-19 cases, says none of those recovered have been re-infected

The death toll has now risen to 98